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BELIEVE artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 95m 35s

Release date 25/07/2014

BBFCInsight mild bad language, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) David Scheinmann

Cast includes Brian Cox, Natascha McElhone, Anne Reid, Jack Smith, Toby Stephens

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/07/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BELIEVE is a drama about former Manchester United manager Matt Busby coming out of retirement to help a wayward but talented young footballer called Georgie.


Mild bad language, including uses of 'bugger', 'bloody' and 'crap', as well as some very mild bad language - 'damn', 'Jesus Christ', 'God'.

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Matt Busby's bloodied head is seen as he lies injured in the burning wreckage of the 1958 Munich air crash.

There is also a scene in which Georgie steals money to help pay for his team's entry into a football tournament. However, he is caught and told by Matt Busby that stealing is wrong and that nothing can excuse it. Matt Busby sometimes smokes a pipe.


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